Category: Tech News

With Amazon’s HQ2 on the way, a housing boom begins in Northern Virginia, echoing Seattle

A look at the first phase of Amazon’s HQ2 campus in Northern Virginia. (ZGF Architects Rendering) The HQ2 housing rush has begun. With the first of 25,000 new Amazon...

Microsoft rolls out support for tough federal security standards to all U.S. Azure regions ahead of JEDI contract decision

A look inside a Microsoft data center in Cheyenne, Wyo. (Microsoft Photo) Federal agencies will be able to use any region of Microsoft Azure’s cloud computing...

How a bridge collapse inspired this founder to launch a civil infrastructure monitoring startup

Miaoxin Cui (left) and Harsh Rathod of HRG Infrastructure won the $25,000 first-place prize at the University of Washington’s Dempsey Startup Competition on Thursday...

Boeing bounces back with successful test of Starliner space taxi’s propulsion system

Starliner’s test service module ignites its launch abort engines and orbital maneuvering and attitude control thrusters in a low-altitude abort mode test. (Boeing...

Geek of the Week: John L. Scott CIO Teresa Duran takes on ever-moving demands of real estate tech

Teresa Duran and her son Noah, along with pooch Pearl. (Photo courtesy of Teresa Duran) Teresa Duran began her career with roles as an organic and analytical chemist,...

SpaceX reports raising a billion dollars for Starlink and Starship space projects

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk talks about the Starship super-rocket in September 2018. (SpaceX via YouTube) On the heels of a successful 60-satellite launch, SpaceX says it has...

Potential changes to Washington state court rules could spur online legal services

Bigstock Photo Guest Post: Imagine you just got home from work and on your door was a Three-Day Notice to Pay or Vacate. Or you just were served with papers informing...

Researchers use the ancient art of origami to produce high-tech shock absorbers

Inspired by the paper folding art of origami, a University of Washington team — including Jinkyu Yang, an associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics —...

GeekWire Calendar Picks: International Tabletop Day, Orca Action Month, GeekWire Cloud Summit

(GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) — Video games tend to take center stage in the gaming world today, but classic tabletop competition is still one of the best ways to...

As more cities embrace shared scooters and bikes, this startup helps them track data and enforce rules

(Ride Report Image) Cities across the U.S. are adding new shared bike and scooter programs from the likes of Lime, Uber, Lyft, and other fast-growing and well-funded...